Submission Guidelines

Southern Literary Review accepts book review submissions from new and emerging authors.  To submit a book review, contact the managing editor, Allen Mendenhall, at  Book reviews should be timely.  Bear in mind that SLR celebrates southern authors and southern literature; the book you choose to review should fit our interests.  We accept simultaneous submissions, but reviewers should be considerate enough to inform us if they have submitted elsewhere.  Publishing with SLR grants SLR worldwide first electronic and indefinite archive rights. Other rights revert to the author upon publication. Please credit SLR as the first publisher if you reprint your book review elsewhere.

Publisher Guidelines

We are happy to review newly-released books, profile emerging southern authors, and interview them.  We have a growing mailing list of readers that are eager for recommendations.  Feel free to contact the managing editor, Allen Mendenhall, at

For expedited review, please include:

  • a headshot of the author,
  • biographical information, and
  • indicate the author’s  availability for an interview.

PLEASE NOTE: While we applaud the efforts of all writers, we do not consider self-published works for review. This includes publishing-on-demand companies like Publish America.  Thank you.

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